Don’t use these predictions if you want to win Sumner Newscow/The Dore Bowl contest

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Last year was a monumental moment in Sumner Newscow history.Of all the ill advised sports predicting I have made over the past 20 years, I couldn’t have done worse than I did with the second annual Sumner Newscow/The Dore bowl contest in 2012-13. I think I beat two people in last year’s contest – one was dead and the other wasn’t born yet.Nevertheless, I’m back to providing poorly informed advice on the third annual contest. Remember you must get these entires in by Dec. 24 – which is tomorrow (or today if you are reading tomorrow). The rules are here. You can print off the form here and get it into the mailbox as long as it is postmarked Dec. 24.The key to winning this contest is to read my predictions below and pick the opposite.And, oh, yeah, beat Wellington High School senior Payton Baker who is on a two-contest winning streak. He won last year’s bowl contest and then the NCAA basketball tournament contest. He has to go down this year!So here we go. Little Caesar’s Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green — Saw the Bowling Green uniforms and noticed they are dressed in orange and black. So why not call themselves the Bowling Orange and Black? My prediction: Bowling Green.Poinsettia Bowl — Utah State vs. Northern Illinois — My only memory of Utah State is in the mid-1990s a quarterback got cut from the team and ended up playing at Bethany College where he tore up the KCAC. I remember that because Wellington High School grad Billy Conwell was playing for the Swedes at the time. Since I could remember such a thing I’m going with the Aggies. My prediction: Utah State. Military Bowl — Marshall vs. Maryland — Maryland Terrapins are turtles. Sumner Newscow was originally going to be called Sumner News And Post, i.e. SNAP.CC, and a “snap” turtle was going to be used instead of a cow in the logo. Remember this sentence. I’ll use it in a trivia question for a free T-shirt someday. My prediction: Maryland.Texas Bowl — Minnesota vs. Syracuse — I’m sure if someone put a gun to my head and said, “pick the winner or I’ll kill you,” then I might take an interest in this game. But hopefully that doesn’t happen and I can live a life of Texas Bowl apathy. My prediction: Syracuse (like I care).Fight Hunger Bowl — BYU vs. Washington — I think it’s time for my annual insert the stupid “This is my kind of bowl because I’m good at fighting hunger, just look at my belly,” joke here. My prediction: Washington.New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers — I’m still mad about that salute call that cost K-State a Pinstripe Bowl victory a few years back. I’ll hold onto my anger to the day I die!!!! My prediction: Notre Dame.Belk Bowl: North Carolina vs. Cincinnati — I always get stumped spelling “Cincinnati”, which never clears my computer spell check. For that the Bearcats must be punished. My prediction: North Carolina.Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs. Miami — This game is intriguing in that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will soon be part of our Fantasy Football Draft strategies in years to come. I still punish myself because I didn’t watch enough Tim Tebow in college. My prediction: Louisville.Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Kansas State vs. Michigan — I find the Vegas line on this game interesting. K-State comes in as a 3.5 point favorite. I’m tired of the anti-Wildcat fans reminding me how long it has been since K-State has last won a bowl. My agony will be over. My prediction: Kansas State.Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy. Ok, some Internet sites are calling this the Bell Helicopter Bowl. I’m just going to pick the Midshipmen and move on. All these bowls confuse me. Remember the good ole days of Sugar, Rose, Cotton and Fiesta Bowl? My prediction: Navy.Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech. I told my wife last summer how much I wished Ole Miss could play Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl. Thank goodness my dreams have come true. My prediction: Ole Miss.Valero Alamo Bowl: Oregon vs. Texas. I love, love, love Mack Brown and I hate to see him go. Oregon is favored to win this by 14 points. I’m taking one for the team and going with Texas because of Brown. My prediction: Texas.Holiday Bowl: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech. The Red Raiders have never been the same since Mike Leach left. I’m going against the Big 12 here. My predication: Arizona State.Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA. The rumor I keep hearing from everyone in the whole world is the Virginia Tech quarterback whats-his-face throws a lot of interceptions. My prediction: UCLA.Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Rice. I always cheer for schools named after grains: Rice, wheat, barley – especially barley. My prediction: Rice.Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Duke. Johnny Manziel may be the next Tim Tebow – great in college not so much in the NFL. If this is his last college game, this is must-see TV. My prediction: Texas A& Gator Bowl: Georgia vs. Nebraska. After going down to the Sumner County Courthouse, I’m cheering for the tax slayer. Who cares about the two football teams? My prediction: Georgia.Heart of Dallas Bowl: North Texas vs. UNLV. I read an article in which Indian and state-run casinos along with the legalization of online gambling in some states have made Las Vegas and Atlantic City irrelevant – therefore sending those cities into a depression much like Detroit. So I will be extending my sympathies by picking the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. My prediction: UNLV.Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina. I always like seeing South Carolina play because it reminds me that Steve Spurrier is still alive. My prediction: South Carolina.Outback Bowl: Iowa reminds me of the time I drove through Nebraska to get to Minnesota. My prediction: LSU. Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Michigan State. I’m going back to my childhood days when these New Years Days games use to truly mean something and go with the golden rule: When picking the Rose Bowl always take the Pac 10 champion over the Big 10 champion. My prediction: Stanford.Fiesta Bowl: Baylor vs. Central Florida. I’m a little amazed how the Fiesta Bowl, a favorite amongst K-State fans, got stuck with this matchup. Don’t blink because you’ll miss a Baylor touchdown. My prediction: Baylor.Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma. Some people are saying the Crimson Tide won’t care about this game after what happened to them in the Iron Bowl and not playing for a national championship. I don’t buy that, because they are playing Oklahoma – a notorious bowl underachiever. My prediction: Alabama.Cotton Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State. I have read how hatred can destroy a person’s heart. With Missouri I feel a heart attack coming on. My prediction: Oklahoma State. Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State.  Trivia question: What happened the last time these two teams met? Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State head football coach, got fired for hitting a Clemson player after he made an interception. That happened in 1978. The ghost of Woody Hays gets his revenge here. My prediction: Ohio State.BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston. Let’s see. Compass Bowl organizers got together and said, “you know guys, after everybody gets done watching the Rose, Sugar, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls and the NFL playoffs, while waiting for the BCS Championship game, people will clamor to see the Compass Bowl. My prediction: Vanderbilt.GoDaddy Bowl: Ball State vs. Arkansas State. The GoDaddy Bowl is intriguing for one reason. You might see one of those sexy Danica Patrick commercials. My prediction: Ball State.BCS National Championship: Florida State vs. Auburn. I’m bleeding Auburn blue and orange after that fantastic Iron Bowl win. I’m also still not completely on board with this Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy despite being caught up in a rape scandal. I also love rags to riches stories, and Auburn has a good one going. My prediction: Auburn. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 346 weeks ago Ok, I won’t use them. There are errors in there anyway. Lol. Texas over Oregon? Lol yeahright uh-huh. Report Reply 0 replies · active 346 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 345 weeks ago Heh heh. Yay, Longhorns! LOL. Told ya so, Cue ! Report Reply 0 replies · active 345 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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